Marlborough Communications Limited

Understanding your needs, developing innovative solutions

Marlborough Communications Limited (MCL) is a leading supplier of advanced electronic communications, information systems and signals intelligence technology to the defence and security sectors.

MCL utilises an ever-expanding international network of specialist technology providers, combined with its own bespoke design, engineering and integration skills, to deliver and support a diverse portfolio of C4IS and ISTAR capabilities that are critical to its customers’ ability to deliver effective operations.

The company’s specialist C4IS portfolio includes hearing protection, communication headsets and radio communication devices, while its ISTAR capabilities include signals intelligence and electronic warfare systems, and UAV and counter-UAV technologies.

The 30-strong company supplies a range of customers - including the UK MOD, government departments, and prime defence contractors - and is adept at identifying the latest technologies and capabilities from around the world.

Founded in 1980 and based in Surrey, UK, MCL has over 30 years’ experience in supporting the UK’s ISTAR programmes, and was recognised as a contributor to the Ministerial Awards to the Force Protection Electronic Countermeasures and Integration Team in 2009. They were awarded Design Approved Organization Scheme (DAOS) accreditation from the Military Aviation Authority in 2018, enabling them to design equipment for UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) aircraft.

MCL is led by Managing Director Shane Knight and has been part of the Cohort plc group since 2014.